International Student Exchange Program
Summer Programs & Study Abroad
The study abroad program allows students to attend a university that does not have an official exchange agreement with Ryerson. This option allows you to attend almost any university.
Credit for your overseas studies will be granted on your Ryerson transcript only if you have the courses approved through the LOP requirements, opens in new window.
Important study abroad information:
- Study abroad students need to apply directly to the partner university for acceptance.
- Study abroad students pay international student fees to their partner university (which can sometimes be quite high).
- Study abroad students must get Letter of Permission forms signed before they leave. Study abroad students may not get full credit for courses completed overseas.
- Study abroad students contact the study abroad coordinator at their host university.
Thinking of doing something international over the summer? There are many organized study abroad programs and research opportunities available that you may wish to consider. In order to receive academic credit for any course work during a summer program, please follow the process of Letter of Permission Form to find out if and how to transfer your credits back to Ryerson.
The Ted Rogers School of Business Management’s (TRSM) International Exchange Program provides an opportunity for TRSM students to gain real world experience from across the world to develop a greater understanding of the globalization of today’s marketplace.
Students study abroad for one semester or a full academic year, and return to Ryerson to complete their degree. They continue to be registered at Ryerson University while on exchange, and tuition fees remain unchanged. In most cases, classes are conducted in English and are taken at a normal course load.
Requirements: Minimum 2.5 GPA and clear academic standing.
How to Apply: Complete Online Application, external link and upload letter of interest and resume.
Second Round Applications for Outbound Exchange in Winter 2022 from May 11th - 28th. Application portal open on May 11th.
Apply online at Outgoing Exchange Students Application Form, external link. You will need to upload a letter of motivation (why you would like to study abroad) and resume.
Second round applications start May 11th - 28th through application portal.
- Eligible applicants will be interviewed to assess courses fit.
- Successful applicants will be notified with acceptance letter.
- Successful applicants will be nominated to the exchange universities approximately in late March (for fall/full year exchanges) or late August (for winter exchanges).
- Students select courses to study overseas and submit a Learning Agreement for review.
- Students apply to the host universities.
- Students attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation session approximately in April (for fall/full year exchanges) or October (for winter exchanges).
Exchange students pay the usual Ted Rogers School of Management (TRSM) tuition fees for a full course load to Ryerson University, subject to the established methods, payment deadlines and service charges, as would be normal if the student was spending the academic session at TRSM. Students are responsible for all other expenses such as books, stationery, laboratory equipment, etc.
The majority of exchange agreements require students to be responsible for finding their own accommodations. Some of the partner universities have their own residence hall accommodations with associated costs that exchange students can access.
Students are responsible for their own health insurance, travel expenses and all other arrangements.
Students are responsible for covering the cost of their student visa, if a visa is required for the exchange by the host country.
Students are responsible for arranging their own food.
Important Financial Considerations
Full exchange cost is approximately $12,000- $18, 000 for one semester, depending on cost of living in the city you are studying in. Cost includes tuition, living, travel, visa, food and incidentals.
Courses may be called subjects, units or modules depending on the host university. Exchange partner universities may permit you to choose courses from various faculties whereas others provide a specific course list. The host universities may also have a minimum and maximum number of courses or ECTS that you can take. Some courses are taught over one semester, other courses may be taught over one year.
Important: Review the university’s exchange website to see course selection guidelines.
Workload while on exchange
The number of courses equivalent to five Ryerson courses varies by university. For example:
European universities (most) – 30 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), external link points equals five Ryerson transfer credits
- Australia – four courses equals five Ryerson credits
- China – course for course (five courses = five courses)
- Singapore – course for course (four courses = five courses)
Students are required to prepare a learning agreement before the exchange university’s application deadline. This is a listing of all the courses students would like to study and apply as transfer credits for their program. The learning agreement form is submitted to the TRSM exchange office for review and approval and courses are approved by the Associate Director, International Relations prior to departure.
Important: Prepare and submit the Learning Agreement form in a timely manner.
Credits are transferred through the transfer credit application process after the final exchange university transcripts are received by the TRSM exchange office. Students must pass the approved courses and have the required amount to ECTS (when required) to have the credits transferred. The credits from an exchange do not affect GPA at Ryerson University.
The Ted Rogers School of Business Management’s International Exchange Program provides an opportunity for students from across the globe to gain experience at a trusted Canadian educational institution. Incoming international exchange students can view program specific information directly from Ryerson International.
Getting Started – Registering for your Exchange
The Ted Rogers School of Management welcomes students into five of it's schools:
- Ted Rogers School of Business Management
- School of Accounting and Finance
- Ted Rogers School of Retail Management
- Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
- Ted Rogers School of Information Technology Management
Still unclear? Contact the international program coordinator Kristy Holzworth at firstname.lastname@example.org
Inbound Exchange for Fall 2020 has been suspended.
Step 1: Be nominated by your home university
All exchange students to Ryerson must first be nominated by their home university to participate in exchange.
To be nominated for exchange at Ryerson, you must apply to your home institution's exchange program first. Contact your home institution's International Office for details. Once you have been accepted into the exchange program at your home institution they will then nominate you to Ryerson.
Step 2: Complete Ryerson’s Inbound Exchange Student Application
Once you have been nominated to Ryerson, we will send you an email with detailed instructions on completing our Inbound Exchange Student Application. Here is what you will be asked to submit as part of that application:
- Our online application form (Iink will be provided through email)
- A copy of your transcript
Step 3: Acceptance
If you are accepted, you will receive an initial acceptance email, followed by an official Offer of Admissions letter that you can use to apply for any immigration documents you may need.
To be eligible to participate in an exchange at Ryerson you must:
- Be currently registered at an institution that has an exchange agreement with Ryerson University (visit our Exchange Database, external link for full list)
- Have completed at least one academic year with a full course load at your home university
- Be able to conduct written and group work in English. All courses at Ryerson are in English. You do not need to submit proof of English proficiency. However, we recommend that all students ensure that their level of English meet Ryerson’s English language requirements for their selected exchange program (refer to the tab called "Undergraduate Degree Programs - Minimum English Proficiency Result Requirements" on the linked page)
- Have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or 70% equivalent